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Infant Music at Home 22

Moving to Music: Pizzicato  |  Singing: Tree in the Wood

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1. Moving to Music

Listen to this lovely piece of ballet music – Pizzicato from a ballet called Sylvia by Delibes. 

What to do

  • Follow along |  Follow the movements of Stripey and Crocky. How good are you at freezing on the spot when Crocky appears?

Teaching notes

  • Discuss | Discuss the names of any known stringed instruments e.g. guitar, violin, ukulele. What is the difference between the music at the beginning and the music that Stripey moves to – you could use words like ‘jerky’ and ‘smooth

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2. Singing: Tree in the Wood

Find out about the tree in the wood, and all that lives in the tree - watch the video so you can tell the story, using words and Makaton signs, but also sing the song with Rachel.

What to do

  • Watch and follow | Watch and listen to Rachel as she tells you the story. Join in with the words and Makaton signs, as the story unfolds.
  • Sing along | Now you know the story, the song will be easy! Remember you can stop and rewind the video to practise any section you're not sure about.

Teaching notes

  • Makaton signs | Children will soon pick up the repetitive Makaton signs and words for this cumulative song. These will really help when they come to sing along.
  • Discuss and explore | Find out what type of trees your children already know about, ask them to describe the leaf shapes, what 'fruits' grow, whether the tree is deciduous or evergreen, and what their favourite type of tree is, and why. Finding images may help them to develop their vocabulary.
  • Be creative | Create a picture or collage to accompany this song and to bring your performance to life!